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BSBA in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree program in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management a 120-credit program focusing on employee selection, training, management development, industrial relations, compensation and the dynamics of organizational behavior. 

What You Will Learn in the BSBA in Human Resources Management Program

Students who complete our BSBA in HR Management program prepare to become human resources practitioners in high-performing organizations. They will demonstrate competency in three critical areas, including:

  • Knowledge of business practices
  • Ability to make strategic contributions to the organization through personal credibility
  • Effective management of the human resources function, including human resources technical skills

All students in the HR Management program must complete a capstone requirement, Strategic Management, which integrates content across the degree program and validates the students' knowledge.

BSBA in Human Resources/Organizational Management Credit Distribution

Subject Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
    SOS-110: Critical Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 4-7
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 17-20
II. Professional Business Requirements 36
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Principles of Management
  • Computer Concepts and Applications/Introduction to Computers/CIS
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Principles of Finance
  • Business in Society or International Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Business/Managerial Communications
  • Business Administration Capstone
III. Area of Study: Human Resources Management/Organizational Management 18
  • Required Subjects
    • Human Resource Management
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Organizational Theory OR Organizational Development and Change
  • Electives
    • Advanced Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
    • Advanced Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior
    • Advanced Organizational Theory and Analysis
    • Comparative Management Systems
    • Contemporary Labor Issues
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employee Training
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Industrial Relations OR Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
    • Introduction to Human Resources and Public Policy
    • Labor Law
    • Leadership and Motivation OR Leading the High Performance Organization
    • Manpower Planning and Operation
    • Organizational Communication OR Managerial Communications
    • Organizational Management Directed Research
    • Productivity, Technology and Work
    • Public Relations: Thought & Practice
    • Public Sector Collective Negotiations
    • Research Methods in Organizations
    • Small Group Leadership OR Leading Teams and Groups OR Work Groups in Organizations
    • Social Problems–Impact on the Workplace
    • Sociology of Work Organizations
    • Wage and Salary Administration
IV. Electives 6
Total Credits 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSBA degree in Human Resources Management/Organizational Management and are fulfilled in the General Education section of the degree chart. 6
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Business Analysis within Intellectual and Practical Skills section of General Education requirements.
  • Statistics within Math section of General Education requirements.
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: All credits in this area of study may be completed with Thomas Edison State University courses and/or exams.

Note 1: This list of subjects is offered as a guide. Other subjects may also be considered appropriate for this major area of study.

Note 2: Principles of Supervision is too fundamental to be included in the major area of study.

Note 3: Thomas Edison State University course refers to the University’s own course offering of Guided Study, online or Contract Learning courses.

Note 4: TESU exam refers to the University’s own exam program—TECEP®.

Note 5: Other subjects listed can either be courses transferred from other colleges/universities or credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (see College Catalog for more information on PLA)